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Icons of Modernity: Sixties Fashion and Youth Culture

Heike Jenss

Heike Jenss is Associate Professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Memory : Vintage Style and Youth Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...As Fred Davis notes, “time is not a ding an sich [a thing as such] but rather something we are constantly arranging, defining, structuring, modulating” (Davis 1984: 16). Decade labels are one of the things we use to do this. When we speak...

What Do Baby Boomers Want?

Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society and Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds in the UK. She writes about design and innovation for the creative industries. Her books include Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning (2000); Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers (2008); The Color Revolution (2012); Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumers (with Uwe Spiekermann, 2017); Fashionability: Abraham Moon and the Creation of British Cloth for the Global Market (2017); and European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry (with Véronique Pouillard, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Forecasters : A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...In 2005, Women’s Wear Daily, the major newspaper for the American fashion business, evaluated the impressive buying power of the Baby Boomers. This generation was entering the “empty nest” phase of the lifecycle and had more disposable...

Historical Resonances

Jay McCauley Bowstead

Jay McCauley Bowstead lectures in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and writes on design, gender and material culture. With a background in fashion he has worked for brands including Burberry and Les Chiffoniers, and for Anglo-Korean label Design Workers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear Revolution : The Transformation of Contemporary Men’s Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...New Romantic, Permissiveness, Social Conservatism, Youth CultureThis chapter explores the development of menswear in the latter half of the twentieth century, paying particular attention to moments of innovation typified by 1960s mod...

Couture to Pop and Nostalgic Fashion, 1953–1980

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The international successes and considerable challenges experienced by British producers of tweeds between 1953 and 1980 are examined in this chapter. It explores the designs associated with firms that sold high quality tweeds to the elite...

The Peacock Revolution

Daniel Delis Hill

Daniel Delis Hill is a fashion historian and author of several books, including Fashion from Victoria to the New Millennium (2012) and American Menswear from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peacock Revolution : American Masculine Identity and Dress in the Sixties and Seventies

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...The JFK transition One of the first notable indicators of an abrupt change in conventional men’s dress in the 1960s occurred with the election of John F. Kennedy in 1961. As the youngest president in US history at age forty-three...